Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Polka Dot Coat

The Japanese never fail to impress me with their effortless but edgy style

Saturday, 14 May 2011

The Most Compact Little Flat in Barcelona

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Clever use of limited space in a Barcelona flat

Retro iPhone Clock Dock

Nice retro design. But as it has no other function than to dock your phone (no, that's not an actual speaker on top), it is only a piece of attractive wood. Don't want to sound like a bleeding heart liberal but I'm not entirely convinced it's the most responsible use of our a limited supply of natural resources. That said, we surround ourselves with otherwise "useless" objets made mostly of organic materials because they create a warmer domestic environment next to our plastic TVs or other home appliances. So why couldn't a retro iPhone clock made of wood that reminds us of a bygone era when things seemed to have a bit more soul?

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Tapio Wirkkala Glass Bottles for Venini (1968)

Textures and Shapes

Flat Surfaces

Royal Festival Hall Interior Details

Recycled Dress by Gary Harvey

(pic courtesy of the Evening Standard)

Gorgeous "couture" dress made with reclaimed fabrics

Shaka Maidoh - Possibly London's Most Stylish Cat...

...along with his side-kick and business partner Sam Lambert

Fergus Henderson in the Evening Standard

(pictures courtesy of the Evening Standard)

Fergus Henderson, head chef/proprietor of St. John's restaurants and now hotel, in a crumpled pinstriped suit made out of butcher's aprons and scruffy brogues. Always liked his Jean-Paul Sartre-spectacled look but this is the first time he's publicly forsaken his white chef's coat for something entirely more stylish. That suit rocks!

Festival of Britain 60th Anniversary Exhibition

Go check out this show in the basement of the Royal Festival Hall if you like post-war graphic and interior design - wallpapers, textiles, furniture - and also, architecture.